1559 - 1626

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Nurhaci (14 May 1559 – 30 September 1626) was a Jurchen chieftain who rose to prominence in the late 16th century in Manchuria. He was a member of the House of Aisin-Gioro, and reigned as the founding khan of the Later Jin dynasty from 1616 to 1626. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nurhaci has received more than 702,708 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Nurhaci is the 616th most popular politician (up from 618th in 2019), the 46th most popular biography from China (down from 45th in 2019) and the 24th most popular Chinese Politician.

Nurhaci is most famous for uniting the Mongol tribes and unifying China.

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Among politicians, Nurhaci ranks 616 out of 15,710Before him are Anne, Queen of Great Britain, Nebuchadnezzar I, Edmund Burke, Epaminondas, Ptolemy XIV of Egypt, and Claudius Gothicus. After him are Suharto, Vidkun Quisling, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Emperor Jimmu, Catiline, and Mobutu Sese Seko.

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Among people born in 1559, Nurhaci ranks 1After him are Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly, Albert VII, Archduke of Austria, Ishida Mitsunari, Lawrence of Brindisi, Catherine de Bourbon, Ōtani Yoshitsugu, Isaac Casaubon, Cigoli, and George Chapman. Among people deceased in 1626, Nurhaci ranks 2Before him is Francis Bacon. After him are Willebrord Snellius, John Dowland, Ernst von Mansfeld, William V, Duke of Bavaria, Adriaen de Vries, Isabella of Savoy, Christian the Younger of Brunswick, Ferdinando Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, Louis V, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, and Pietro Cataldi.

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In China

Among people born in China, Nurhaci ranks 46 out of 1,186Before him are Zhou Enlai (1898), Yongzheng Emperor (1678), Mozi (-470), Lu Xun (1881), Li Ching-Yuen (1677), and Sun Quan (182). After him are Yuan Shikai (1859), Sima Yi (179), Hong Taiji (1592), Shunzhi Emperor (1638), Cao Pi (187), and Zhao Yun (168).


Among politicians born in China, Nurhaci ranks 24Before him are Emperor Taizong of Tang (598), Emperor Gaozu of Han (-256), Emperor Wu of Han (-156), Zhou Enlai (1898), Yongzheng Emperor (1678), and Sun Quan (182). After him are Yuan Shikai (1859), Sima Yi (179), Hong Taiji (1592), Shunzhi Emperor (1638), Cao Pi (187), and Xiang Yu (-232).